Fish 2.0 competition attracts 170 businesses; seeks judges and advisors

We’re excited to report that this year’s Fish 2.0 competition for sustainable seafood businesses, which RSF is supporting, attracted 170 entrants from around the world.

That’s fantastic news for our oceans and the people who depend on them. About 70 percent of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, overexploited or have already collapsed under the pressure of a $390 billion global seafood market. Yet analysts expect seafood demand to double by 2050, and island and coastal communities around the world depend on seafood for both sustenance and economic health. The situation demands sustainably managed fisheries and environmentally responsible aquaculture.

Fish 2.0 businesses are part of the solution. Some of this year’s contestants are shortening supply chains for sustainable seafood products in the Pacific Islands, Alaska, Japan and Thailand. Some are using advanced aquaculture techniques to reduce energy costs, wastes, and disease, or are developing new fish feeds. Others are improving seafood storage systems to reduce logistics costs, improve quality and open new markets; bringing convenient sustainable seafood products to consumers; developing systems that make supply chains traceable; or providing healthy foods and income to communities that have few other options.

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News about the 2015 Competition